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Ring and Pinion Q's

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bowhunter11199, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Jan 25, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    bowhunter11199

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  2. Jan 26, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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  3. Jan 26, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The hardest part is setting the preload on the pinion. It can be tedius. If you dont get it right, you have to re do it until you do. If its off, you can burn up the gears pretty quickly.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    yup i payed $1400 for both axles. It took him 1.5 days and differentials is all he does.

    That included parts and labor.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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  6. Jan 26, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    that doesnt sound right. I got quoted $1400-1800 for parts and labor. Labor is definitly the most expensive part at about $500 per axle. That's what I discovered during my searching process calling 4 different shops.
     
  8. Jan 26, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    if you go to TTORA, try to cozy up to other members in your area for referrals...

    blind calling most shops will get you quotes between $700 to $1,000 per diff in parts and labor, but knowing the right people can get you into labor at $150 and then figure another $300 to $400 in parts...

    TTORA has a couple gear vendors who have discounts for members too....
     
  9. Jan 27, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    Sounds like you don't have a clue how to do this yourself. So just save some dollars and have a shop do it. If you need a price for labour, call a local shop and ask.
     
  11. Jan 28, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    to do it yourself and get that low a price for the gear install, you would need to take your third member out of the truck and just take the member to the shop to have them install the gears...

    the shops quoting $700+ are typically including the labor of taking the truck apart for you and putting it back together...
     
  12. Jan 28, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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  13. Jan 28, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    not necessarily... just means you may not have gotten the full story...

    maybe he left out the part that he took his differential apart and carried the third member into the shop...

    or maybe he got a killer deal cuz the shop owner is his cousin...
     
  14. Jan 29, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    Yeah, dissassemble. It's way easier to dissassemble and bring it in than it is to have them completely do it. Would cost 2x as much.

    And I don't know the shop owner..haha if only :D

    I'm in the cities where shit is expensive..

    Gears are $175-225. Call every shop you can find in the phone book...

    Gear installs take 1-2 hours max IF they have the 3rd member out.. It's not rocket science to pull and put back in. Can be done in 2 hours to pull, and 2 hours to put back on. This is why they are charging you so much...

    $100/hr.. you have 6-10 hours of labor.. Do the math.

    ECGS (East Coast Gear Supply) Will install your gears for you. They do excellent work for us Toyota guys. Give them a call, talk to them.
     
  15. Jan 29, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    word... that's the smart way to do it if you have the tools and a second car to take it to the shop...

    it's wild how much more expensive it can get, but $150 to $200 seems average for the labor when you bring the parts and differential in...
     
  16. Jan 29, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    Yes.. Only the diff. It's not the axle.
     
  18. Feb 2, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    agree with everyone else... just take the third out and take it to a shop.
     
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    Should be closer to the $200 or less range. Call around your local shops. Don't call pepboys or jiffy lube or precision tune... Call a 4x4 shop, someone that deals with trucks more than little cars..

    Tell them you need a gear install, you have the 3rd member pulled and you're wondering about a quote, ask them if you find a better deal will they match it or beat it?
     
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